Dr. Adom Getachew to Present at 2021 J. Harvey Young Seminar

This year’s presenter at the Emory History Department’s J. Harvey Young seminar will be Dr. Adom Getachew, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago. The annual seminar features a dynamic scholar whose work engages with important questions that resonate across geographic and chronological areas of specialization. Getachew will deliver a paper entitled, “‘A Common Spectacle’ of the Race – Garveyism and the Visual Politics of Founding.” The Young seminar will take place on Friday, April 16, from 2-4pm via Zoom. Getachew’s research centers on the history of political thought, theories of race and empire, and postcolonial political theory in Africa and the Caribbean. Princeton University Press published her first book, Worldmaking After Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination, in 2019.